Position: District Nurse
School: Flossmoor School District 161
School District: Flossmoor School District 161
City, State: Flossmoor , IL
Music that Describes Kathy
Kathy Knawa was nominated by her colleague, Jackie Janicke.
"Kathy is a warrior! I don't think anyone thought on March 13th, 2020, that things would never be the same. School nurses all over Illinois did not realize what lay ahead: the worry, the fear, and the unknown, which would stay with us until now. COVID-19 has impacted everyone, and our district is not alone in trying to navigate the ever-changing safety protocols, quarantine rules, and COVID-19 testing guidelines. Yet, Kathy has led Flossmoor School District 161 through this pandemic with strength and a no-nonsense attitude, never forsaking anyone's health, whether it be staff, parents, or students." said Janicke.
Ms. Knawa is an inspiration; she can approach every situation with ease and understanding. The decisions she makes in regards to the health and safety of the staff and students are impeccable. She never compromises and is truly a fighter for what is ethical. Many staff members say that having Ms. Knawa in your corner means having the best possible person on your side!